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The 1st Antarctic Biennale – Call For Applications

The Organizing committee of Antarctic Biennale invites young and courageous creators to compete for joining the first art expedition beyond the Antarctic Circle as part of the 1st Antarctic Biennale.

Artwork applications should be submitted by artists who are 18-35 years old as of May 01, 2017, and work in any field of art (installation, performance, new media, etc.). Projects may be implemented on land, ice, water, onboard the biennale’s expedition vessel or on the Antarctic shore. Applicants should take into consideration unique and severe conditions of the Antarctic region and perform in line with the biennale motto Mobilis in Mobile. According to Biennale policy, no materials can be left in Antarctica after the expedition.

The winner will implement his/her project as part of the international Antarctic Biennale in March 2017 and will join the expedition team of famous artists, scientists and visionaries, including Tomás Saraceno (Argentina), artist and architect Hani Rashid (Canada), artist Matthew Ritchie (UK/USA), and other famous creators. The main artistic group members will be invited by the Artistic Board of the Antarctic Biennale and the commissioner Alexander Ponomarev, regardless of their age, sex or nationality.

Along with the winner who will become a member of expedition team, fifteen finalists will receive invitations to participate in a group exhibition at the Antarctic Pavilion (Venice, Italy 2017).

Application form and terms and conditions are available on the website of Antarctic Biennale
Deadline for applications: 03 October 2016 (23:59:59 CEST)
Finalist announcement: October 2016
Winner announcement: December 2016

The idea to launch the most unusual art biennale in history has progressed beyond the concept phase, and soon it will be a reality. Alexander Ponomarev, the 1st Antarctic Biennale’s ideologist and commissioner, as well as a world renown Russian artist and global thinker, starts the project based on the principles of inter-cultural dialogue, interdisciplinarity, and supranationalism. The Antarctic Biennale promises to be remembered as one of the most innovative and pioneering experiences in the History of Art. The Antarctic Biennale will open on March 27, 2017 in Ushuaia (Argentina), the southernmost city on Earth, and it will bring together international artists, visionaries, and scientists for a 12-day historic voyage aboard the Akademik Ioffe research ship. The expedition will continue with stops on islands of the Antarctic Archipelago. The approximate 100 members of the expedition will be able to view artworks in real time and in the very environment that the artists intended them to be displayed. These art works will be temporarily installed and exhibited in different locations on the Antarctic continent.

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